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A 200+ page collection of teachings from everyday life, written by Bright Dawn Lay Ministers.

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NOTE: The LIVE show will begin Sunday mornings at 8AM PST / 11AM EST. When you click on the play button in the player, it will begin. If it does not, refresh your browser and click play again.The shows listed after are recordings of previous shows.

You can listen on the Bright Dawn Sangha site at your computer or, if you are away from a computer, you can listen to the LIVE show by calling (347) 945-7953 (long distance number). If you call in you can hear the complete show, but you will be muted so that you will not be heard on air.


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The Lay Ministry Class of 2017 begins this Fall. The deadline to apply is September 1st. See the below link for more information.

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CALL 847-386-8836 to hear a 1–3 minute talk ...

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I would very much appreciate hearing from those who practice the Nembutsu. I am particularly interested in knowing:1) What brought you to this practice?2) Why do you practice it?3) How and when do you practice it?I just finished watching the…Continue

Started by Keith Shoyo in How to Practice on Sunday.

Existence Itself is Buddha-nature

Zen master Dogen, along with other Buddhist teachers, taught that the universe itself is Buddha-nature. Rather than something we have like a soul or spirit, Buddha-nature is instead what we are as particular manifestations of the one universal…Continue

Started by Matthew Satori in General Buddhism and Dharma Discussions Nov 10.

Sharing SPOTs

Hi All,I'm curious to know if anyone would be willing to share photos of their SPOTs (Special Places of Tranquility). I have always loved seeing, and derive inspiration from, others' spiritual places. I have attached a photo of the latest iteration…Continue

Started by Keith Shoyo in Oneness Buddhism Nov 6.

To Meditate or Not to Meditate 4 Replies

Hi All,A few years ago, I read Rev. Kubose's article on why he does not mediate. I found it intriguing. My orientation to Buddhism was Japanese Soto Zen; I was primarily inspired by Brad Warner's books. Then, back around 2006, I took the 16…Continue

Started by Keith Shoyo in General Buddhism and Dharma Discussions. Last reply by Keith Shoyo Nov 7.


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